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Bishop Cantor

I have just received news of the death of Bishop Maurice Cantor of the Eglise Sainte-Marie near Rouen. He was born in 1921 near Dieppe and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at the Abbey of Saint Wandrille. He served … Continue reading

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Earthquake at Palmar de Troya!

HT to Jean-François Mayer – Église palmarienne: Grégoire XVIII perd la foi et va se marier, le nouveau pape Pierre III est un Suisse This must be a cataclysm in the Palmarian Church (see Palmar de Troya to know what … Continue reading

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Antipopes

I learned today of the death of Bishop Maurice Archieri a few days ago at the age of 93 years. Who was he? He was an automobile mechanic (highly skilled and honourable trade) who claimed the Papacy under the name … Continue reading

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Episcopi Vagantes Simplified

In A conservative blog for peace, we find On pushing progressivism in church and more. I think John is a tad simplistic for many questions: Episcopi vagantes summed up: “tossing about between Modernism, theosophy, and simple megalomania.” Ex-clergy or clergy … Continue reading

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Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục

There is a new Facebook page on Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục who died in 1984. He was a Vietnamese Roman Catholic archbishop who was incredibly naive and fell between the cracks of Ostpolitik diplomacy after his family was … Continue reading

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The old label thing…

The subject keeps coming up, especially when it’s a question of “You’re a false one masquerading as one of us true ones“. In the heyday of vagante churches, would-be prelates would invent all kinds of combinations of names to try … Continue reading

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Arnold Harris Mathew

Arnold Harris Mathew (1852-1919) was an enigmatic figure. I first discovered this character through the “usual” source, Peter Anson’s Bishops at Large. Anson portrayed Mathew as an unstable and vacillating person, perhaps even deceitful in regard to the Dutch Old … Continue reading

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Anglican Papalism Revisited

Another article is worth reading – Anglican Papalism on the Episcopal Church Socialist League blog. The blog author is Ryan Chegwin of the (presumably) Episcopalian parish of St Paul, Minnesota. He announces the colours thus: Anglican Papalism is for men … Continue reading

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Valid but Irregular?

I have been getting some new responses to an earlier article, Vagante Bishops and Aping Rome, about a small number of individuals who get themselves ordained and consecrated bishops by prelates on whom they count for getting themselves recognised as valid … Continue reading

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Henrician Anglicanism

Given some postings elsewhere on the blogosphere, I might have given the impression that I was advocating that the state of affairs in the ACC does or should resemble the Church of England under the reign of Henry VIII. One … Continue reading

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